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Pioneer church

by Otto, Carolyn.

Format: Print Book 1999
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Picture Books E Ott
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CLP - Main Library Pennsylvania Dept. - Warehouse rq FICTION Otto, Ca
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CLP - Main Library Pennsylvania Dept. - Warehouse rq FICTION Otto,
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Special Collections rqj FICTION Otto
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Summary
The promise of religious freedom compelled many European men and women to undertake the arduous journey to the New World. The church was a crucial part of the first communities established, serving as meeting place, school, and even as makeshift hospital. Most important, the church was a place where people were free to worship as they pleased.Based on the history of a real church in Brickerville, Pennsylvania, Pioneer Church is the story of one of the first American churches and the community that built it in the 1700's. Accessible text and striking art give young readers a glimpse of Americana in a time when freedom of religion was not taken for granted.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 6^-8. Based on the history of the Old Zion Church in central Pennsylvania, this exceptional book is part fact and part fiction. In the mid-1700s, four families set out to build a church, which is also to serve as a school and a town hall. In six days the log structure is complete. Soon other settlers arrive. The church holds its first christening, first marriage, and first funeral. During the Revolutionary War, it becomes a temporary hospital. A new church is eventually built, and one day the original log building burns to the ground. The townspeople decide to erect a new church on the same site, completing it in 1813. Many different pastors serve, until 1947, when its doors close once again, after which it sits empty for years until its final restoration. To this day, weddings, special events, and Christmas programs are held in this historic landmark. The blend of precise, almost primitive-style illustration with the fluid text is seamless, providing a vivid sense of the history of one of America's first churches, and an explanatory note at the front provides more of the background. --Shelley Townsend-Hudson"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Church buildings -- Juvenile fiction.
Church buildings -- Fiction.
Pennsylvania -- History -- Juvenile fiction.
Pennsylvania -- History -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Henry Holt,1999
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Lloyd, Megan.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780805025545 (hardcover)
0805025545 (hardcover)
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